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  • If you are looking for a way to spend a serene and calm holiday in the famous Kerala backwaters, you will be glad to know about the various kinds of Kumarakom houseboats available in the area.

    Whether it is a fun filled family holiday, an impromptu exploratory vacation with friends, or a romantic getaway with your better half - the Kerala backwaters are the best place to spend your days far away from routine and worries of everyday life. And the best way to explore the backwaters is to book a gorgeous houseboat for yourself.

    Find out the best and affordable
    houseboats in Kumarakom to enjoy your holiday in God’s own country. We have collected all the information you may need to plan your holiday - from the cost of a one night stay to amenities and attractions available. Check out this list to figure out what houseboat option is the best for you.

    Here are some of the best Kumarakom houseboats:

  • 01Paradise Houseboat

    Paradise Houseboat

    Located amongst lush green gardens and offering stunning views of the virgin waters, Paradise houseboats are an ideal place to spend a romantic getaway with your beloved far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The virgin, pollution free environs with excellent hospitality make it one of the most beautiful Kumarakom houseboats.

    Experience the heavenly vacation you have always wanted at Paradise, enjoy fun and frolic in the wild nature, relish in the delicious food at the stylish restaurant, and make the best of your time in God’s own country.

    Attractions and Amenities: Fine dining restaurant offering candle light dinners and lakeside dining, rooms with lake view, wi-fi, cottages, overnight stay at the houseboat, flat screen TVs, boating, cruising.

    How to reach: Closest railway station is Kottayam, 16 kms away. Nearest airport, Kochi is 133 kms and from there, you can take a bus or taxi to Paradise resorts.

    Approx price : 
    INR 3-4k per night.

  • 02Tharavadu HouseBoats

    Tharavadu HouseBoats

    The 140-year-old home at the banks of beautiful Kerala backwaters offers a memorable stay in one of their houseboats at such low prices that it will not burn a hole in your pockets. If you want to enjoy the beauty of Kerala while staying in the famous houseboats of Kumarakom without spending too much - this is the place for you.

    The houseboats are decked with all modern facilities like electric fans and lights, along with the availability of delicious and hygienic home cooked food. What more can you ask for at such a low price!

    Attractions and Amenities : Cosy rooms, bathroom, lounge, dining room, kitchen, deck for sun bathing, jet boat ride

    How to reach: 53 km from nearest harbour, from where you can take a bus or taxi to the heritage home.

    Approx price: I
    NR 1.5 to 2k  per night.

  • 03Aqua Jumbo Houseboat

    Aqua Jumbo Houseboat

    Aqua Jumbo offers one of the most unique houseboats in Kumarakom - eco-friendly ones. Those of you who are concerned for the environment can reduce your carbon footprint by choosing Aqua Jumbo. Moreover, the boats are well furnished with modern facilities and thoughtful amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

    The experienced staff is available 24x7 to cater to every need of yours and various kinds of safety arrangements are in place to ensure the security of guests. Book your stay at Aqua Jumbo today to get the most out of your holiday.

    Attractions and Amenities: Furnished rooms, professional chefs, experienced staff, air conditioning in luxury houseboats.

    How to reach: Aqua Jumbo Houseboat is located at a distance of 80 km from Cochin International Airport, 20 km from Cherthala Railway Station. From there, you can take a bus or train to houseboat.

    Approx price: 
     INR 8 to 9k per night.

  • 04Indraprastham Houseboat

    Indraprastham Houseboat

    One of the most comfortable Kumarakom houseboats in kerala can be found in Indraprastham houseboats where you can enjoy the best of both worlds - beautiful natural vistas to calm your soul and please your mind paired with excellent hospitality and the best of amenities.

    With just a few kilometers from the city centers, the houseboats at Indraprastham are perfect for those of you who love to explore the local tourist sites. The premium location is one thing, but additionally, you can enjoy seclusion and tranquility in the midst of virgin Kerala backwaters.

    Attractions and Amenities: TV, music system, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, car parking, express check in and check out, fishing.

    How to reach: House boat at Indraprastham is located approximately 80 km from Kochi International Airport. From there, you can take a bus or train to the houseboat.

    Approx price: 
     INR 5k per night.

  • 05Amrutham Houseboat

    Amrutham Houseboat

    One of the most premium Kumarakom houseboats are the ones in Amrutham where you can book anything from a delux, super delux, or premium boat for you and your family with world class facilities and ultra-modern technology. The staff is extremely professional and ready to help you with whatever you need.

    If you are looking for a luxurious and fun way to engage with your clients - there is even a conference room you can use! Additionally, there is a sun deck for those of you who want to get on their tan and honeymoon specials are available if you want to book a room with your partner.

    Attractions and Amenities: Music system. modern kitchen, air conditioning.

    How to reach: 82 kms from Kochi International Airport. From there, you can take a bus or train to the houseboat.

    Approx price: 
     INR 2 to 3k per night.

  • 06Kumarakom Houseboat Holidays

    Kumarakom Houseboat Holidays

    One of the most versatile Kumarakom houseboats is the Holidays Houseboat with a diverse array of packages to choose from. Pick the honeymoon package if you want a romantic getaway with your partner and want to enjoy candle lit dinners under the night sky.

    With the family package, you can book a suite and enjoy fun and frolic around the place. There are excursion packages to help you enjoy the natural splendor around and beautiful rooms to help you relax when you want to stay in.

    Attractions and Amenities: TV, DVD players, internet access, excursion packages, 24-hour help desk, housekeeping, 24 hour hot water, Indian and International cuisines prepared by a personal chef.

    How to reach: Closest railway station is Kottayam, 20 kms away. Nearest airport, Kochi is 74 kms and from there, you can take a bus or taxi to Paradise resorts.

    Approx price: 
    INR 12k per night.

  • 07Olala Cruise

    Olala Cruise

    Olala offers you the confluence of the best services that you can avail in a resort along with truly serene and tranquil environment. Comfort meets luxury here - the spacious bedrooms with king and queen sized beds, along with a staff that is ready to take care of your every desire, and all this far away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life.

    The houseboats themselves are eco-friendly and the food served is delicious and diverse - with Indian, Chinese and International cuisines available. There is truly nothing that you can dream of that is not available at Olala.

    Attractions and Amenities: 24-hour room service, TV, free internet access, 24 hour security, chapel, daily housekeeping, overnight cruise, candle light dinner, fishing, cruise, boat rides

    How to reach: Nearest airport, Kochi is 72 kms and from there, you can take a bus or taxi to Paradise resorts.

    Approx price: INR 21k per night.

  • 08Backwater Retreat Houseboats

    Backwater Retreat Houseboats

    One of the most romantic places to celebrate your honeymoon is to book one of the most secluded houseboats in Kumarakom - the Backwater Retreat. Tucked far away from everything related to the modern world and its concrete jungles, this facility offers exotic vibes and lovely views.

    The rooms are private and secure, the staff is ready to serve you in any way possible and the green blankets stretched around make you feel at home, far away from home. Take your better half to this amazing place and make your stay in Kerala as memorable as you can.

    Attractions and Amenities: 24-hour room service, TV, free internet access, 24 hour security, chapel, daily housekeeping, boat ride, fishing, sightseeing

    How to reach: Closest railway station is Kottayam, 10 kms away. Nearest airport, Kochi is 116 kms and from there, you can take a bus or taxi to Paradise resorts.

    Approx price: INR 3 to 4k per night.

  • 09Eco Trails Houseboats

    Eco Trails Houseboats

    One of the most strategically located Kumarakom houseboats is the Eco Trails, less than 2 kilometers from the city center. If you want to explore the must visit destinations around you and yet stay in midst of natural beauty - this is the best place for you. Whether you are traveling with friends or family, your stay at Eco Trails will always stay etched in your memory.

    Attractions and Amenities: Air conditioning, airport transfer, 24-hour room service, internet access, car park, 24 hour front desk, LCD TV, desk, fan, fishing, boat rides

    How to reach: Closest railway station is Kottayam, 11 kms away. Nearest airport, Kochi is 76 kms and from there, you can take a bus or taxi to Paradise resorts.

    Approx price: 
    INR 6-7k per night.

  • 10Lagoon Bliss Kerala Houseboats

    Lagoon Bliss Kerala Houseboats

    Just 5 kilometers from Vembanad Lake and a few meters away from the Kumarakom bird sanctuary, the Lagoon Bliss enjoy a premium location among houseboats in Kumarakom. The stunning views of the lake itself are enough of a selling point, but additionally, the hospitable staff and spacious rooms make it one of its kind houseboats around the area.

    The sun terrace is delight for anybody who wants to lie in the crisp sunlight and enjoy as the days roll by.

    Attractions and Amenities: Air conditioning, airport transfer, storage facility, 24-hour room service, bathtub, kitchenette, flat screen TV, seating area, fishing

    How to reach: Closest railway station is Kottayam, 15 kms away. Nearest airport, Kochi is 72 kms and from there, you can take a bus or taxi to Paradise resorts.

    Approx price: 
    INR 12k  per night.

  • 11Lake View House Boats

    Lake View House Boats

    One of the most luxurious houseboats in Kerala backwaters is the Lake View house boats with its special rooms designed for honeymooners and those looking for a romantic getaway. The owner of Lake View has 14 years of experience in hospitality and it shows - the best of the facilities are available at the tips of your fingers.

    The bathrooms also feature jacuzzis and hot tubs with marble tiles and glass enclosures - truly a special way to relax with your better half.

    Attractions and Amenities: 24-hour room service, TV, free internet access, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, boat ride, fishing, dining area, music system

    How to reach: Closest railway station is Kottayam, 16 kms away. Nearest airport, Kochi is 110 kms and from there, you can take a bus or taxi to Paradise resorts.

    Approx price: 
     INR 12k per night.

  • 12Sri Swasti Houseboat

    Sri Swasti Houseboat

    One of the most strategically located Kumarakom houseboats are the Sri Swasti Houseboats, situated just a few kilometers from all the tourist hotbeds available in the city. The facility boasts of making your stay as comfortable and hassle free as possible with its host of amenities and well experienced staff.

    Sri Swasti is the perfect place for those looking for an idyllic getaway while still being close enough to the city to visit some tourist destinations. Book your stay here to get the most out of your holiday and make memories that will stay with you forever.

    Attractions and Amenities: 24-hour room service, TV, free internet access, 24 hour security, chapel, daily housekeeping

    How to reach: 82 kms from Kochi International Airport. From there, you can take a bus or train to the houseboat.

    Approx price: INR 4 to 5k per night.

  • 13Signature Premium Cruise

    Signature Premium Cruise

    Located way out in the Kerala backwaters, the Signature premium cruise is the perfect place to hide away from the rest of world to find some peace and quiet in the midst of lush green natural beauty. The sound of Kerala backwaters wakes you up and even that alone is brighten up your day, but there is more - premium services and thoughtful amenities are available to take of every whim of the guests.

    The Signature Premium houseboats are the perfect place to spend a few days in Kerala and enjoy luxury and resplendence like never before.

    Attractions and Amenities: Internet access, TV, DVD player, kitchen, boat ride, cruise, housekeeping, 24x7 room service

    How to reach: Closest railway station is Kottayam, 27 kms away. From there, you can take a bus or hire a cab to reach the houseboat.

    Approx price: 
    INR 6 to 7k per night.

  • 14Thathwamasi Premium Houseboats

    Thathwamasi Premium Houseboats

    The houseboats at Thathwamasi are some of the most luxurious Kumarakom houseboats that offer you a wide array of amenities to make your stay cozy and comfortable while you are there. In addition, Thathwamasi boasts of making your stay full of fun and entertainment while still focusing on tranquility and serenity.

    Get the best of everything at this premium houseboat package - lush greenery that is pleasing to the eye as well as the mind, along with amazing hospitality and beautifully decorated rooms. You can enjoy gorgeous sunsets from the deck while enjoying a cocktail or just read a book - there is nothing you can’t do here.

    Attractions and Amenities: Breakfast, complimentary newspaper, paid internet access, attached bathrooms, housekeeping, safety deposit locker, doctor on call

    How to reach: Closest railway station is Kottayam, 13 kms away. From there, you can take a bus or hire a cab to reach the houseboat.

    Approx price: 
    INR 2 to 3k per night

  • 15Shiva Ganga Holidays Houseboat

    Shiva Ganga Holidays Houseboat

    Shiva Ganga Holidays provide you the most beautiful houseboats in Kumarakom with stunning views of the local life in the Kerala backwaters along with luxurious, spacious rooms and all the modern facilities. Wake up the sound of bells ringing and mantras being chanted in the nearby temples, enjoy the vast paddy fields stretched out in front of you and enjoy soaking in the sun on the deck.

    Watch women washing their clothes and hundreds of ducks paddling through the blue waters. Enjoy the delicious seafood cooked in authentic spices and make memories worth cherishing for a lifetime.

    Attractions and Amenities: TV, DVD player, sun deck, kitchen, living and dining areas.

    How to reach: Closest railway station is Kottayam, 18 kms away. Nearest airport, Kochi is 100 kms and from there, you can take a bus or taxi to Paradise resorts.

    Approx price: 
    INR 4 to 5k per night.

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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

There are umpteen holiday destinations to go to, but Kumarakom bird sanctuary in Kerala is one of those rare places where you can go bird-spotting throughout your holiday. It is one of such unprecedented places in India that appeals to a specific type of tourist – the bird watchers.Set across 14 hectares of lush, sprawling green lands, the large sanctuary houses some of the rarest and most amazing seasonal birds.

Siberian Crane, Night Herons, Pelicans, Parrots, Larks, Flycatchers, Wood Beetle, Golden-backed Woodpeckers are some of the birds that migrate to India all the way from Siberia and Himalayas, They travel to elude subzero temperatures and ensuing lack of nutrition.

Along with uncountable migratory birds, you can also spot some indigenous cormorants and Kingfishers standing apart with their vivacious colors.
The sanctuary is well conserved by the Government of India which welcomes the birds with open arms. The government also takes care of the beautiful towering coconut trees and overall natural haunts of the birds as per a stringent routine.

The magnificent beauty of the bird sanctuary befriends you and makes you feel like you belonged there all your life.
During the migratory season, thousands of birds arrive and loaf in the ostentatious nature of this sanctuary. It is absolutely astonishing to see them stay close to each other in a small radius. It is almost like they're interconnecting with each other and have opted to stay in a clique.

Though it’s not easy to spot these birds, people who are true bird enthusiasts or have been birdwatching since a long time can easily spot a rare species even at a single glance. The tourism department of the Kerala state government also manages a beautiful age-old mansion in the sanctuary called the 'Baker's Mansion.' The mansion is more than 70 years old and is a part of the sanctuary since the time it was known as 'Baker's Estate’. The estate was created by an Englishman named George Alfred Baker.

The sanctuary is pretty clean and well maintained. As you visit the reserve, you will find a circuit of paths that will take you along the entire sanctuary. There is about 2 km of road that will help you witness every neck of the woods in the sanctuary. You can also go to the interpretation center in the sanctuary built by the government, should you like to know about the birds that visit during the migratory season.

The sanctuary is positioned on the beautiful banks of Kavanar River. After you are done exploring, you can take a boat ride in the Kavanar River or Vembanad Lake just to spectate the charm of the place.

Not only the place is at par with heaven for bird aficionados, but it is also a delight for the people who’d love to spend some time in tranquility away from their homes and the ever-bustling cities. It is one of those places in India that you must unquestionably include on your bucket list.

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Kumarakom Beach

The entrancing backwater destination in Kerala, Kumarakom Beach is one of the most popular travel terminuses nowadays. With enchanting natural beauty and charm, the destination can be best described as a town of beautiful cluster islands that are widely surrounded by the Vembanad Lake.

The heart of the backwaters, the Kumarakom beach is an ideal place to rewind your life. A perfect place to enjoy, the beach is located right near the bank of the largest lake in Kerala, Vembanad Lake, at the Kottayam District.

With its pristine sand, alluring natural beauty and smooth water flowing by – the beach attracts thousands of visitors from across the country. A perfect spot for the adventure lovers, the beach is all about the outdoor fun. From various water activities to volleyball, skiing to water polo – there are plenty of things that you can do on the beach which will give your adrenaline rush a perfect push.

The beach is on the walking distance from the Kumarakom town. With a number of restaurants and resorts all around, the visitors can enjoy a great stay and a perfect meal whenever they want at the beach. However, while at the beach, there are a few things that travelers should follow in order to enjoy their stay. For example –

If you are looking for ways to manage the heat of the sun, then carry sunscreens, caps, and hats.
If you are planning to get wet, do not forget to carry an extra pair of clothing.
The climate of the locality is quite humid. So, ensure that you keep your body hydrated. Drink a lot of water, juices and other fluids while on the beach.
If you are new to the place or you are visiting for the first time, then do not worry. There are trained professionals and guides who are always available for your help. They can guide you through the various activities that you can do on the beach.

After a long day of the historical tour in the Kumarakom town, visiting the beach can be a great way to unwind your mind. The rejuvenating experience can help you to connect with your true self and find peace within. A lot of people love visiting the beach for a morning meditation and yoga session as well. The clean and serene surrounding of the beach really helps people connect with the divine to a much deeper level.

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